The Must-Have: Limited Edition Fall Makeup

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Clockwise from left: Chanel Palette Essentielle. Dior Metalizer Eyes & Lips in Silver Shock. Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Night 54 Lips & Eyes Collector Edition Palette. Nars Steel The Show Hydra Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Shimmering Deep Green

Here’s what you need to know about this season’s coolest limited edition collections. One: They’re big on metallic hues and gritty textures, in road-warrior-meets-rock-star colours. Two: They’re all about contrast (shades and textures). And three: They make looking glamorous effortless with minimal-fuss (but impactful) products.


The It Colour: Soft Grey

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In fashion, this neutral tone is our go-to hue when we want pretty, but pastel pinks and lilacs are too girlie-girl; and everyday sophistication, but don’t want to go down the brown route (yawn, boring). Now, take the same logic and apply it to eyeshadow: The result is this micro F/W ’17 runway trend that we predict will get bigger. A light wash over lids with thin liner and mascara, and you’ll get effortless cool; graduate the intensity and you’ll get a modern smoky eye.


The New “Messy” Hair: The Imperfect Centre Part

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A clean, slick middle parting has always been the look for those with impeccable bone structure and strong facial features, but the Fall runways (see Tod’s, Calvin Klein and Fendi) offer a more forgiving alternative. A softer, naturally uneven take that requires no pin-tail comb or product, the result not only flatters all face shapes, but feels more of-the-moment with its devil-may-care cool.

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The Cover Star: Shu Uemura Stage Performer Fresh Tint All-In-One Hydrating UV Cushion SPF38/PA+++

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The surest way to bungle the bare-skin look is to slap on too many products. This multitasking wonder ($68) sidesteps this boo-boo by combining a sunscreen, primer, foundation and setting powder into one lightweight hydrating fluid. The face equivalent of a lip tint (fresher and less obvious than makeup), it prettifies a bare complexion by blurring pores, evening skin tone and curbing shine – thereby levelling the playing field for those not armed with billboard skin or a makeup artist on call. Bonus: Its special antibacterial puff works like a blotter to soak up excess sebum during touch-ups.

Photography Winston Chuang Styling Imran Jalal Hair Manisa Tan/Paletteinc, using Keune Makeup Melissa Yeo/Fac3inc, using Shu Uemura Model Kaatje/Mannequin Jacket & Shirt 3.1 Phillip Lim

The Next Cult Hit: The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Night Mask

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The British skincare label played a big part in championing the use of purifying tea tree as a blemish fix in the ’90s with its dedicated range that remains a bestseller. What this means: Fans are likely to go nuts over any additions to the line, so what more when this is the first mask and claims to not just treat, but prevent breakouts? With the ability to minimise zits and the appearance of acne, this moisturising mask is to be used as the last step in one’s routine and left on while you sleep – yet another reason that gets our thumbs up.

This story first appeared in Female’s August 2017 issue.

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